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Watch the A La James: 4 online guitar lesson by Ben Lacy from Two-Hand Groove Guitar

We're using our right hand for the drums. Thumb for the kick or bass drum, and index for the snare.

The snare usually plays on beats 2 and 4, but in funk that 4 is often delayed. So it might sound on the second half of 4, the "and" of 4-and. That displacement of the accent on the snare is the essence of funk I think. It gives it a certain swagger.

You can also vary your kick pattern once you get the groove going to give some added interest.